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Harding And Coolidge – Republican Presidents Of The 1920s

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Harding Coolidge HooverAfter  World War I ended, America turned away from the liberal progressive era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and made a sharp turn toward conservatism. In 1920, the Republicans nominated for president Warren G Harding, an amiable Sen. from Ohio who promised “A return to normalcy.” For eight years the Republicans controlled the presidency, Congress, and the national debate. Within twelve  fascinating years the economy had gone from boom to bust Herbert Hoover Quoteand the “Roaring Twenties” had given way to the Great Depression. The seemingly perennial GOP majority evaporated with the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Who were the Republican presidents whose pro-business, low tax, conservative presidencies led to an explosion and then the demolition of the American economy? They were very dissimilar in their backgrounds, each with a fascinating back story that you will learn about in this unique multimedia presentation.

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Highland Park Senior Center
(847) 432-4110


Highland Park Library